Contemporary Urban Courtyard Garden

The concept for this contemporary courtyard combined the brief, the context and aesthetics of the old Fishmarket building, the ‘sense of place’, functionality and a desire by Artemis to create an inspiring and contemporary ‘modular’ design within the constraints of the project budget.
In devising a concept for the transformation of this area of the Fishmarket, Artemis employed scaffolding both for its function of creating a framework and relatively quick  method of levelling and concealing a tired, sloping concrete surface, but also for its  aesthetic as a utilitarian commodity.  Celebrating its functionality in exposing fittings and fixtures, this design also aims to re-use  materials where possible, providing an affordable and sustainable method of creating an  atmospheric, exciting space.  The modular nature of this construction also means that the space can evolve with the  needs and successes of the Fishmarket as an Arts Venue. Areas remain open to allow  views for film screenings, whilst grids, blocks of material, planting, or coloured lighting form shifting perspectives as the user moves around the space.